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The Woman in Blue
The Woman in Blue | Elly Griffiths
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In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as Englands Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloways druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruths old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters. Could these crimes be connected? When one of Hilarys fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsinghams annual Good Friday Passion Play, Ruth, Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again.
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Suelizbeth
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This story revolves around religious fanaticism and the damage that it can cause. Ruth‘s friend Hilary, from college, calls on Ruth for help, and reveals a string of threatening letters that she has received. Ruth gets Nelson involved, and he sees a possible connection with several murders that have occurred in the area of a place of religious pilgrimage. Ghostly apparitions(?), cults, icons, confusion. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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This is book 8 in the Ruth Galloway mysteries series. I love this series and it's just keeps getting better! I am definitely caught up in the lives of the characters. The author has done a fantastic job with keeping the reader interested. Normally I lose interest in a series by the 5th or 6th book, not here. Looking forward to book 9. 4.5 ⭐

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rwmg
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I'm trying to remember what the other murder mystery I read set in and around Walsingham was called, which was more sympathetic to the devotees there. This was a good mystery, with some good misleading clues, but had more of an outsider's rather condescending viewpoint to the people involved, which brings it down to a so-so. Also what is the point of Ruth being an archaeologist, if there's no archaeology?

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PatriciaU
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Recently needed some light reading and re-read this one in Elly Griffith‘s Ruth Galloway series. Ruth is smart and sassy as ever, Nelson is by turns endearing and irritating, and Cathbad, as always, is fabulous. Michelle on the other hand? Whiny, entitled, and selfish. Dislike her more in every book.

eanderson I need to catch up on this series! 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Crazeedi ❤❤❤ Ruth! 3y
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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Another instalment I this fine series. 3/5

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kezzlou85
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Book 8 in the series set in the beautiful Walsingham. Another interesting mystery for the gang and another big secret is finally revealed. This wasnt my favourite of the series but it was still a really good read. Of course living in Norfolk myself means that I love reading about areas I know. Cathbad is still my favourite character in these but I do have a soft spot for Nelson.

emmaturi I love this series, waiting to get my hands on the latest one! 3y
kezzlou85 @emmaturi I got it the other day ready for when I get to it. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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Another excellent installment in the Ruth Galloway series. There‘s less archaeology in this book, but still a fair amount of history and an interesting religious component. As usual, I‘m going to have to restrain myself from immediately starting the next book. I want to spread out the enjoyment.

LiteraryinLawrence I do that too! I‘ve read the first 3 books but have spread them out over maybe 6 months. It‘s about time for me to borrow the 4th! 3y
Crazeedi I've not heard of this series! Looks good!! 3y
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi A friend in England introduced me to the series when we visited a year and a half ago, and I bought the first book in a bookstore in Cambridge. I‘ve enjoyed all of them so far. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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Started this last night when I couldn‘t get to sleep. The doctor started me on prednisone for my sinuses. I know the drill. I will be reading more than sleeping tonight 😂

WanderingBookaneer I‘m about to start book 5. 3y
Lynnsoprano @WanderingBookaneer I‘m trying really hard not to binge read these. I really think Ruth is a fascinating character. 3y
WanderingBookaneer Agreed! Because life gets in the way, I‘m reading one a month. 3y
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kspenmoll
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#lazyafternoon #booksandcoffee
#mysterybreak #escape #TBR #AugustInBooks18

Need an escapist break. So opening this TBR book by Elly Griffiths. Great series.
By the way, I met my #ClimbingMtVancouver2018 Goodreads book challenge of 36 books so far - now changing goal to 45.

merelybookish Congrats! Ticking books off the TBR pile does feel good! 4y
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Meg11726
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Waiting on the storm.. sleeping baby, a comfy blanket and the last of the Ruth Galloway series :( why do good books always have to end?

Mitch Oh no! Didn‘t know she‘d ended the series. I‘m only on no 5 but they‘re my go to pleasure for crime books! 4y
Meg11726 @Mitch I was wrong. There's two more after this one!! Yay!!!! 4y
Mitch Relief! 4y
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kezzlou85
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@Jess7 is doing another reading challenge for February. I didn't do many in January but gonna try harder in February. Its always fun.

Jess7 Thanks for sharing !! 4y
kezzlou85 @Jess7 you're welcome and always happy to. 💜 4y
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Hoopiefoot
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Yup. Still love these books.

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MallenNC
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Another great Ruth Galloway mystery. The case was more simple than some of the previous ones, which was a nice change of pace. The personal storylines are even more complicated. A fun fact about this is that a woman named Jan and her search dog Barney make cameos because a real person won the privilege of being in the book at a charity auction. I loved that!

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Emiller
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Coffee + good book = perfect Sunday morning. 📚☕️.

DeeLew Oh my, is that a sweet golden face I see peeking out? 😍🐾💕💕🐕 5y
Emiller @DeeLew Yes! That's my sweet Mahi. She is always by my side ❤️ 5y
britt_brooke Love that sweet face! 💚💚💚 5y
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DeeLew @Emiller She is beautiful! My golden girl is just 5 months old. We are becoming inseparable. 💜 5y
Emiller @DeeLew Goldens are the sweetest. Mahi is almost 12. Unfortunately she has a bad heart and time is limited. Im treasuring every moment with her. 5y
Emiller @britt_brooke She does have the sweetest face!! That's her "do you have food and will you share it?" look. ? 5y
DeeLew Awwww @Emiller I hope you and Mahi still have many quality years together. 💜 5y
Emiller @DeeLew Thank you!! I wish that was possible with all my heart but unfortunately it's more like months 💔. 5y
DeeLew @Emiller I am so sorry. 💔 We lost our first golden in 2013. She was 14. It just about broke us. 💔 They are not here long enough but they bring great joy while they are here. 💜 5y
Tamra Their faces are angelic. 😇 5y
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Shemac77
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Another excellent outing with Ruth Galloway. I'll leave it at that so there's no spoilers.

#readeverydayeverywhere
#paramediclitten
#readingissexy

RaimeyGallant I'm from Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast! 5y
RaimeyGallant The only thing we don't have in common from your profile is the paramedic part. 5y
Shemac77 No way! Still on the coast? @RaimeyGallant 5y
RaimeyGallant No, I'm in Winnipeg currently. Was back 3 years ago for a wedding in PEI, and some time in Hali and on some organic farms. 5y
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Shemac77
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Morning reading at work. It's a proper piss down outside; work should be busy today.

#readeverydayeverywhere
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Suet624 Piss down. I'll have to remember that phrase. 5y
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valeriegeary Nice stack! 👏 5y
kspenmoll Very nice stack! Happy reading! 5y
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samharnold
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This was another brilliant addition to the Ruth Galloway series. The main stat of this book is mainly Nelson but this doesn't spoil the story at all. As always I am left waiting for the next volume.

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Was determined to finish this today and I succeeded.

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Ms.Story
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🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Ms.Story
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Just starting this one . . . Then on to find a new series 😢. I think I may give Louise Penny another try. I read the first one but just didn't feel compelled to read anymore at the time. It does seem that others enjoy Penny's characters as I do Griffiths's.

Godmotherx5 I have the 1st Griffiths' book on my TBR. I read that first Louise Penny & it was ok. Cute but not compelling. 6y
Ms.Story @Godmotherx5 To be honest, I wasn't entirely sold in the Ruth Galloway series after reading just the first one, but I gave the second one a go and began to really connect with the characters! I hope you enjoy their adventures! ☺ 6y
Beckys_Books I didn't read past Louise Penny's first Inspector Gamache either. Not sure why, I just wasn't compelled to read more. 6y
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mllemay I've read the first two Louise Penny mysteries and still don't feel that compelled to continue the series, tbh. I'll probably read the third one at some point, in case the third time really is the charm. However, the second Griffiths book is waiting for me at the library and I'm excited for that one! 6y
melbeautyandbooks @godmotherx5 @brittanysbookshelf @beckys-books I didn't read past the first of Louise Penny's either. It was just OK for me. I also didn't read past the first one of the Ruth Galloway series either. I didn't connect with Ruth and that ending just seems like a clusterf$&@. 6y
Dragon I started Louise Penny in the middle and went back to read the first one. Maybe that's why I liked it as there's more "angst" in later stories. 6y
kspenmoll Penny's series gets better with each book. Love both series, though quite different. 5y
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Moonpa
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Love this series! Set in Norfolk, Ruth is an archaeologist who gets entangled in murder inquiries with DCI Nelson and her Druid friend Cathbad usually comes along for the ride. Love the historical and archaeological details!

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ErinKwed
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Is it possible that women priests are librarians?

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Jess_Read_This
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☠My latest read.. Little Walsingham, a blue robed body of a model is found strangled. Forensic archeologist, Ruth Galloway, becomes involved in a the murder. Is it religious fervor gone wrong or something more deeply personal? I'm a big Ruth Galloway fan- this is a stellar addition to the series!

MrBook Great pic! 6y
Jess_Read_This @MrBook Thank you so much! 6y
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Karenlovesbooks
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Very good book! Ruth Galloway is one of my favorite female protagonists. The mystery is always good, but I think I keep reading them to find out what's going on in the characters lives. I'm sad now that I'll have to wait for awhile to find out what comes next!

kspenmoll Love this series but have not read this one! Sounds intriguing. Characters quirky & very real. 6y
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bookwrm526
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Not my favorite in the series, but still a good story. Starting to transition a little away from the archaeological aspects of the previous books, but I can see how that would be necessary after a while.

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Karenlovesbooks
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Just started reading the latest Ruth Galloway mystery! I love these books!

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Grrlbrarian
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Decent mystery, though this series isn't offering much new character development and the plot seems strained and a bit tired. I still love Ruth Galloway, strong single mom archaeologist & lecturer, but she's not given much to do here. For committed Griffiths fans only.

Jess_Read_This Great review! I am a long time Ruth Galloway fan and I could see the series taking that direction when I read the previous one. Lovely cover though! 6y
sprainedbrain I love an honest review! Thanks. 6y
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Grrlbrarian
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Here's my fave reading spot, @Books,Tea,AndBookishThings! Sadly it's only inhabitable five months per year. The rest of the time, you'll find me reading indoors, huddled under quilts! #Mystery #Horror

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Bookquilter
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First day of vacation... AC.. A good book... And my new favorite reading treat.....

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I've loved the other books in the series. I can't wait to dive back in this afternoon!

books_cats_art Because I need more in my "currently reading" pile ? 6y
JulieAnn I anxiously await the new Ruth Galloway books anytime I hear one is coming out. Then I read it so fast. Then I have to wait forever for the next one. Totally worth it though! 6y
JulieAnn Well any of Elly Griffith's books really but I have a special love for Ruth since I also studied archaeology and I completely identify with her sometimes social awkwardness. 6y
books_cats_art Oh man, @JulieAnn me too! I'm trying to make this one last, but I find myself reading more and more and the pages left fewer and fewer! 6y
JulieAnn Good thing we can always retread them! :) 6y
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JulieAnn
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I'm so excited to read this book!

JulieAnn This was a great book. I liked that there were small mentions of random pop culture references like Bastille. I get so caught up in reading older mystery novels that I often miss modern, everyday life. It was a compelling story and very focused on Nelson. I definitely cannot wait for the next book! 6y
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